UAV,Drones,RPAS Symposium by ICAO

Recently International Civil Aviation Organization has announced that it will arrange a symposium for discussing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones. The details of symposium are as follows :

Date         : 23 to 25 March 2015

Location: ICAO Headquarters

Venue     :Montréal, Canada




Presently everywhere Drones are banned for general public as FAA is still considering rules and regulations as drones could be a very lethal if not controlled .




About the Drones Symposium :

From 23rd to 25th March 2015, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will hold the first truly global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium, titled “Remotely piloted or piloted: sharing one aerospace system” at its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.




The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for States, international organizations and stakeholders to identify how existing aviation rules need to evolve to meet the challenges involved in welcoming the RPAS community and to examine alignment between ongoing RPAS development and supporting regulatory provisions. The symposium will also showcase the opportunities created by the integration of RPAS into the global aerospace system. All participants will leave with a greater understanding of the complex issues that need to be addressed collectively to facilitate integration.

You can do Registration for visiting the Drones Symposium  :


The event is expected to attract a wide variety of experts from rule-making authorities, air navigation service providers, operators, industry partners, international organizations, manufacturers, researchers and other stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences.


All throughout the symposium, a centrally located exhibition area will permit to present the latest solutions in RPAS, technology and services. The online registration soon be available.
Friday, 20 March 2015 ​1400 – 1700 ​ ICAO Staff, Resident Delegations
​Sunday, 22 March 2015 ​1400 – 2000 ​ All categories
​Monday, 23 March 2015 ​0730 – 1200  ​All categories
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 ​0900 – 1200 ​ ​All categories


Fees Structure as follows  :

Government Officials  
 Two (2) free registrations per State are available. To receive registration confirmation, a letter of nomination by the State must be received by ICAO. Please send letters of State-nomination either by email or by fax to the contact details below. Free
 Additional Government OfficialWith proof of Government designation upon on-site registration. US$595
Speakers and Moderators
Each Speaker and Moderator Registration Free
Industry Associations and Organizations
Staff members of Industry Associations  or Organizations as listed by ICAO(incl. members of UVS International and AUVSI) with proof of affiliation required at the on-site registration. US$995
University professors, researchers and students with ID. US$145
General Participants
Each General Participant Registration.    US$1,495
Platinum – six (6) freeGold – four(4) freeBronze – one (1) freeDelegate Bag – two (2)


Additional Sponsors US$995
Two (2) free for each single exhibition space Free
Additional Exhibitors US$995
Media Partners And Supporting Organizations
Two (2) free Free
Additional Media Partners and Supporting Organizations US$995
ICAO Staff And Resident Delegations
Each ICAO Staff and Resident Delegation Registration – upon presentation of ICAO ID during on-site registration. Free


FAA just cannot ban the Drones as it can be a very helpful tool in various fields as follows :

  1. Aerial Photography
  2. Flower Dropping
  3. Search and Rescue
  4. Transportation of goods in remote areas
  5. Inspection of Wind Mills
  6. In agriculture field for inspecting the crops or for seeding or crop dusting etc.


We still have to wait for March 2015 for getting some good news about Drones.

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